Her soft nature recoiled from this ordeal, which had none of the stimulus of conflict to goad her through it.
Trenor’s face darkened to rage: her recoil of abhorrence had called out the primitive man.
But compassion, in a moment, got the better of her instinctive recoil.
He was already annoyed with himself for having left Monte Carlo, where he had intended to pass the week which remained to him before sailing; but it would now be difficult to return on his steps without an appearance of inconsistency from which his pride recoiled.
Rosedale, reddening to the roots of his glossy hair, received this announcement with a recoil which carried him to his feet, where he halted before her in an attitude of almost comic discomfiture.
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